Lakisha Day April 7, 2021 Living Room
The single choice of paint color will change the entire atmosphere of your living room. To find the perfect color for your home, start by deciding what you want the room to feel like. Making the choice of what color to paint your living room can be difficult because of the myriad of colors available at every paint store. Dont start out trying to pick the right color and the exact shade. Break down the decision process and begin by looking at the big picture. Try to decide what you want the room to feel like. If you want the room to be peaceful and relaxing, think of light, natural colors, such as soft whites, creams, beiges, sage greens and other earth tones that give you a soothing feeling. If you want a cheery room, pick cheery colors, such as bright white, yellow, warm pink or any color that feels sunshiny and happy. For an invigorating, classy room, choose warm, dark colors, from burnt orange to eggplant to chocolate. To make your living room cool and posh, pick stark black, white and cool blues.
You may find that the rug provides a base of an entire decorating scheme, or perhaps you already have a decorating theme that you love and a colored rug will finish off the room. In the room I remembered with the bright red rug, they built the decorations around the red rug. Patriotic decor hung on the walls and red pillows sat on darker couches. They even found a coordinating oversized red chair that they bought to go along with the rug. The brightly colored rug freed them to make other bold choices in a room that was not structurally special but because of the decorating theme became visually spectacular.When you decide to add to a living room, or decorate from scratch, try utilizing a boldly colored area rug and see what possibilities open up for you. You may be surprised at the way your entire space changes because of the decision to decorate with a boldly colored rug.
Wherever possible set furniture against the walls to open up as much floor space as you can. Remove any clutter, and steer clear of knick-knacks and other small accessories that make a room look congested and cluttered. To add color to the walls without taking away any visual space, use no more than one large accent per wall, preferably something brightly colored that will help light up the room. Leave windows bare if you can but if not use light-weight fabrics or sheers. Cozy up a Large Room Perhaps you have the opposite problem - your living room is way too big! This often makes a room appear a bit cold, making it feel as though it is lacking in personality. To make this room look more intimate and appealing, use rich, dark colors such as burgundy, navy and green. Browns, gold tones and autumn colors will work as well. While you dont have to paint every wall a dark color, consider painting two opposing walls a rich shade as a contrast to the other walls. If you have a high beamed or cathedral ceiling, consider painting it a darker tone as well. This will visually bring the ceiling down.
While it is true that using the paint white for your ceiling gives a fresh feeling, same thing also will do by using a lighter paint for your ceiling than the color of the wall. In effect, the room will look spacious. If you want the warmth feeling of closeness, one can use darker colors for the ceiling. People often make mistakes when it comes to color. One mistake is fear. One effective way to overcome this is to start choosing shades that are of your interest. Then start test painting, if it is to bold, ask your local paint store to lighten it or if it too light, make it darker. Another mistake is walls have too much color. Always be vigilant to the play of colors in the room. It does not always count if all dark colors are used in a room. If people at times put too much color on the wall, tendency is other people also put too little on their walls. If those white walls that you have has created boredom, enliven it making sure that good percentage of color comes from the wall then from your furniture and then followed by your accessories. Another thing is if you do the process fast, chances are you will commit a mistake. Do not rush on things. Be patient to check if the shade is of your interest. Last mistake is you at times forget about the primer. Use the paint white when you wish to change the wall color. Using of such assures you that there will be no obstruction from the shades used before.
If you already have the furniture in neutral colors and dont want to spend money on buying new one, then a good idea to add color to your living room is to buy decorative cushions. Or even better, you can do them yourself! This way you will be able to choose the fabric you like most and the exact colors you want for your living room. Cushions not only add the color the room needs but also create a very inviting and comfortable feeling. Choosing cushions in colors that match or complement your area rug can make the room look beautifully put together. If your living room is of big dimensions and it is used for different purposes you can use room dividers to separate the areas for the different activities you do.
Tip Number Two: Color does not have to need to be Pastel Often times, it is assumed that delicately tinted paint implies that the color of dye in the color needs to be pastel. Oddly enough, it is possible to have walls which are colored with a brown tinted coloring and the impact remains an open and airy live able space. The color of the actual fresh paint isnt really as important as the quantity of dilution associated with the dye in the color. Hence you should spruce up your living room with hues of reds and blues or shades of browns and grays. Never, however select dark, heavy tones of these colors. Generally, imagine shades that will reflect the natural light in the room instead of soak up it.